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CBS
Jul 8, 2011 4:30am EDT
flood watch in effect, the entire area you see in green which does include the d.c. area starting at noon today through late tonight. we can get some really good downpours with the system. here is a look at the risk for severe weather. the main threat from the storms late this afternoon, early evening, damaging wind gusts and the heavy rain which is why we had the flash flood watch in effect. highs for today around 86 degrees in d.c. 86 in leesburg. 82 in winchester. temperaturewise, not all that warm. right around seasonal if not just a little bit cooler than average. here is a look at your traffic with angie. >> thank you, anny. happy friday, everybody. not too much going on on the traffic front. we start with the green light. we want to begin by taking you out to branch avenue where as promised, i want to let you know it is closed at pennsylvania avenue right now until about 5:00 because of construction. there is a detour in place. that's what you're going to want to follow to get around it early this morning. bw parkway, happy to report things have reopened near 197 following an
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 6:00am EDT
, that goes late tonight for the entire d.c. metro area. watch those roads. when we see the storms come through. here is a look at the risk for severe weather. it has been yellow that includes us, the mid-atlantic states, the main threat being damaging wind gusts and heavy rains. it could be potentially dangerous today. highs today because of the clouds, not too hot around mid- 80s for d.c. 80 in mar tinsburg. culpepper warming up to 86 degrees. here's angie with your traffic. >. hello, everybody. welcome to the 6:00 hour. it is friday and outside, we've got the yellow light on. we're dealing with some issues early on. let's begin in northwest d.c. where we do have crews on the scene of a fire. this is out on u street near 13th street. the fire, we're being told, has taken place over at steve's liquor store. obviously a big police and fire rescue presence out there. we're being told obviously they're taking away lanes as needed. asking drivers to avoid this part of u street near 13th. no telling how long they plan to be out there. let's move it over to our maps and show you how other pa
FOX
Jul 24, 2011 11:00pm EDT
joining us. i'm will thomas. tonight police across the d.c. region are searching for a 7- month-old boy who disappeared in baltimore friday and has not been seen since. investigators say the child may be with 16-year-old joe in a boozer who has ties to d.c., prince -- jonae boozer who has ties to d.c., montgomery and prince george's county. >> reporter: charlie byrne was at home with his 7-month-old son -- charlie birch was at home with his 7-month-old son who jonae boozer stopped off and asked for bo. birch says when he went to get her some food -- asked for food. birch says when he went to get a cigarette, she took off with his son. charles birch is living a nightmare. he says jonae boozer walked away with his 7-month-old son friday and disappeared without a trace. >> i'm scared. people say expect for the worst. i don't want to expect that. she stole my son. what's her motive? >> reporter: barbara streeter says she was just with her little cousin ki'yauhn and his mother whitney mcgee at a july 4th picnic. she says mcgee and other relatives spent the day hanging up flyers with ki'yauhn
ABC
Jul 3, 2011 9:30am EDT
washington for a long time, it is hard to believe that d.c. is one of the most exciting restaurants cities on the east coast. one restaurant is gting a lot of attention in chinatown. two others -- brandon skall of d.c. brau brewery and bill butcher of port city brewing in alexandria. you do not just play a chef on tv. tell us about your background. >> i have been cooking my whole life. i traveled around the east coast with some of the top chef in the country. i am working as an executive chef and that just opened my own place. >> looking at your biography in philadelphia and here, you build up your resonate wh many different kinds of cuisine. what made you decide to go back granma's food? >> i started thinking about where i was going to take my kids that would remind me of childhood. i s inspired to years ago. i have a lot of food and i have changed it up a bit and it evolved it. >> i have been outside the restaurant but i have noteen inside. it seems like a really cool and urban. >> you could definitely take your three kids. have pizza and pasta. growing up in italian familily, the
NBC
Jul 14, 2011 4:30am EDT
recommended track safety improvements by june of 2012. >>> both d.c. firefighters and police officers are upset over a new program that forces the fire department to help fight crime. for the past three weeks, d.c. fire and ems personnel have been parking their trucks at high crime neighborhoods. city officials say they just want firefighters to call 911 if they see suspicious activity. the d.c. police union and firefighters union, they both say the plan is not safe. >>> it's to prevent things from bubbling up. the idea is that if you have a fire apparatus engine with adults there, no one is going to commit a crime. >> i think it's a disaster. you're putting untrained, unsupervised, unequipped firefighters in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in town to perform a law enforcement function. >> the president of the firefighters union released a statement saying, quote, i am concerned that this is a knee-jerk reaction to what is a serious problem that is clearly a police matter and not a fire department problem. right now the mayor's office says the policy will last at least throug
FOX
Jul 8, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >>> new tonight if pepco can't keep your lights on, it could cost them from now on. the d.c. public service commission adopted new rules a allowing them to fine the utility $100,000 each time pepco fails to meet tough new standards. they also want pepco to find out why some neighborhoods suffer outages even when the weather is not a factor. >> it's expensive. i had to one time clean out a whole freezer full of food, meat, vegetables, cakes, homemade goodies all gone. >> we've set some goals based on the kind of performance that we've seen among other utilities, among their peers, and the company is expected to achieve those goals. we believe that they are achievable, but it's going to take some work and require some improvements in our system. >> the d.c. council still has to sign off on the $100,000 fine. if you would like to weigh in, the public service commission will be taking public comments through august 22nd. >>> liftoff, the final liftoff of atlantis. >> tonight the space shuttle atlantis is in orbit. people from around the world watched as it successfully launched from cap
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 5:00am EDT
possibility. that starts at noon this afternoon. goes through late tonight. that includes the entire d.c. metro area. the portion of the mid-atlantic in fact. here is a look at live doppler. fairly quiet out there. scattered light showers up to the north of us. we're under cloudy skies. much different picture late this afternoon. in fact, here is a look at the risk for severe weather. the areas we see here shaded in yellow. a good portion of the mid- atlantic. the main threat for today, damaging wind gusts, even some wet microbursts are a possibility at the worst of it and some heavy rain. locally heavy downpours are possible. so, watch out for flash flooding. dangerous on the roadways later today. here is a look at the future cast to show you what this model will be happening. it is cloudy conditions. this afternoon, some scattered showers and storms going through. they become more numerous and widespread as you get on through late this afternoon around 4:00, 5:00. we've got storms coming through. this evening as well through 9:00. again, before 9:00 is the critical period. look at the
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 12:00pm EDT
setting a house fire that hurt four d.c. firefighters is due in court today. investigators arrested 26-year- old maurice dues of northeast, washington on wednesday. he's charged with setting fire to a vacant home on 48th place in northeast in april. four firefighters were hospitalized. authorities believe dues also set other fires around the district and maryland. >>> d.c. fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a popular liquor store to go up in flames this morning. a passerby saw fire shooting from the u wine and beer shop on 13th and u streets. the two story building houses a martial arts dance studio. most of the damage was concentrated on the first floor business. >>> pretty significant fire. called for a precautionary second alarm. it was somewhat laborrence tensive for the -- labor- intensive for the firefighters to get to the structure. it took about 15 to 20 minutes. >> fire investigators say this is an older building that sustained significant damage. the owners believe it could have been electrical. >>> still to come when the news continues, a bill signed b
NBC
Jul 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
, certainly a scorcher of a day here in washington, d.c. weather-wise, and it was quite hot and testy inside the oval office today where the meeting took place at the white house. apparently today while there is a discussion of having a short-term solution to the debt limit brought up by house majority leader eric cantor, the president said, look, we're not going to do a short-term extension that would get us past the august 2nd deadline because i want to do a long-term solution to the debt ceiling which would then get us to 2013 year. eric cantor apparently the president told him, quote, eric, don't call my bluff. you know i'll take this to the american people. he then walked out. apparently before he said that at the meeting, he said would ronald reagan be sitting here? i've reached my limit. this may bring down my presidency but i'll not yield on this. president obama instructed the negotiators in the room that he would like this to be figured out by friday of this week. that's a very difficult deadline to make, but certainly a contentious president meeting with a contentious group
NBC
Jul 12, 2011 4:30am EDT
and southbound in v.a., you have a smooth commute. no incidents for you as we shoot over to d.c. d.c., your local roadways are looking excellent. back to you, pat and joe. >> thanks, danella. >>> now to the story that everybody will be talking about today, the dangerous heat. today we could reach record setting temperatures. the district is taking precautions. d.c. trash and recycling crews will pick up trash earlier than usual in order to avoid the extreme heat. the department of public works says it wants to protect the health of workers as much as possible. >> and tom is here to talk about the heat. it is going to get ugly today. >> it is the number one weather killer too. more fatalities from excessive heat than any other type of weather. we have quite likely temperatures getting near 100 degrees this afternoon. with that, with the high humidity it's going to feel like 106 from now to the late afternoon. right now it's pleasant. low to mid and upper 70s. 78 at reagan national. farther west and north, we're in the low to mid-70s. we have a partly cloudy sky now. we have tempe
NBC
Jul 10, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. darcy? >>> we all know it can get pretty hot here in d.c., but is it really one of the hottest cities in the entire country? new research says, yes. i'll have the details coming up in a live report. >>> and on news 4 meet organization chuck bell another day in the heat today. the heat continues to build getting into monday and tuesday. be ready for it. my forecast is coming up. >>> the new york police department made an arrest at a break-in at the ed sullivan theater. a 22-year-old man smashed the theater's glash glass doors pried open a metal door and made his way into the lobby. charged with burglary and criminal mischief. it's home for "the late show with david letterman" where's taped. >>>ed duke and dutchors of cambridge are wrapping up their first official visit to the united states. they spent the day with a group of kids at inner city arts in los angeles. they talked with kids and made artwork of their own. up next a stop at service mission that helps military veterans finds jobs. >> they are the front line of a remarkable relationship between the united kingdom, the united st
FOX
Jul 14, 2011 10:00pm EDT
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is all over three big stories, a d.c. officer accused of attacking several women while armed and in full union form. >>> a quick run to the gas station turns into a terrifying trip from baltimore to bethesda, tonight the mother who jumped out of a moving car to save her child tells her story. >>> plus a new texting tragedy, a passenger falls into the tracks. tonight the man who saved her life is talking exclusively to fox 5. >>> but we begin tonight with that officer under arrest. good evening, everyone. i'm laura evans in tonight for brian. >> i'm shawn yancy. three women all accusing the same officer of sexually assaulting them, his arrest marking the 18 times this year an mpd officer has been busted. that's the same number arrested in all of last year. fox 5's bob barnard starts us off tonight. >> guys, in this most recent case a grand jury has charged a d.c. police officer with sexually assaulting three women over a four-year period ending last july and intimidating them with the threat of arrest. here's what we know about the officer.
FOX
Jul 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. >>> the news edge working several stories across d.c., maryland and virginia. on deck tonight a father saves his young boy from a kidnapper at a best buy. international drug traffickers at dulles airport and the story behind d.c.'s brand-new official drink. we begin with an update on a horrific attack, a chemical thrown on a mother and her child, both burned, but they recovered and now another arrest has been made and we are hearing from the victim for the first time. fox 5's roz plater spoke to her today. >> investigators say the chemical used in that attack was so strong it destroyed the interior of the victim's car, but as you'll see for yourself tonight, it did not burn the spirit of the young mother and her daughter. >> i had a burn here and here. >> reporter: her physical scars are mostly gone, but some of the emotional ones remain. >> i do get to points where i can't sleep at night sometimes. i constantly think about it. i try to put it farthest from my mind as i, can but you don't forget it. i can't forget. >> reporter: her nightmare began 7:00 the night of march 29th la
ABC
Jul 8, 2011 4:30am EDT
arrested for a spree of fires. among the most destructive was fire in northeast that njured five d.c. firefighters. these are the charred emains of an april fire that hters. five d.c. firefig some severe . police believe they have the man responsible not only for others in ut eight maryland. t from waking ghter came everybody up saying there is a fire. he house is on fire. >> 26-year-old maurice dews was seen at several of the fires first on cases was location always seen snapping video taping the the firefighters fighting them. at ust sit there and look at six flags on a roller coaster get allege thrill out of it. -- getting a thrill out of it. think he has a mental problem. he tried to run away from the afternoonist. detained and ally questioned by police officers ut always denied any involvement. during one intergation he became defensive and slammed and told on the table the officer you don't know what i'm capable of. ince being arrested he admitted to starting at least nine. most were just blocks from his ome. > it could have been our house. you know, it could have been . now 4:
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
kartalija. the discovery of 7-month-old ki'yauhn birch. police found the baby in washington, d.c. wjz is live at police headquarters. mike hellgren has more. >> reporter: the baby went to a hospital in d.c., got checked out. he's in good health. the mystery is why this teenager would want to take him. >> it's a 7-month-old baby. you know where she's at. >> reporter: this mother's prayers were answered after police found her missing baby by ki'yauhn birch alive and okay. he disappeared from his home an friday. and was found in d.c. along with the teenager to hook him, jonae boozer. the baby's father said he had never seen boozer until friday until she came to their house claiming to be a friend of a friend. last night emotion ran high at a rally for the baby's safe return. >> i'm pleading for someone to call. >> reporter: police have not said why they believe boozer may have taken the baby or where she kept him over the weekend. city detectives are questioning her right now. she is also in good health. reporting from headquarters, mike hellgren. >> city police are consulting with the s
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
patrolling this metropolitan branch trail. hi, guys, good morning. we have a d.c. chapter leader of the guardian angels, john aial la to talk about what you guys will be doing. >> between 6:00 and 9:00, we'll have guardian angels on bikes patrolling between franklin and l on this bike path. we already patrol it on tuesday and wednesday nights from 6:00 to 8:00. now, we'll increase our patrols to the a.m. hours twice a week as well. >> reporter: the reason being is because the two recent attacks happened in the morning. yesterday at 9:30. friday at 8:15. really a scary situation when this bike trail is so inviting and it is also inviting crime. >> definitely inviting crime. the reason why is because it is an isolated area. not a lot of people that's on the bike path in the morning but there are a few. the bad guys know that it is easy. i can come in and attack someone. i can rob them and get off quickly before the police get here. so, that's the reason why we want to bring guardian angels on the bike path in the morning to splay make the with women that's walking the bike path to the new
CBS
Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
>> a d.c. cop proves that he can throw down after being called out by a man. hello, i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us this saturday night. tonight, d.c. police say they are examining that video, which is getting lots of play on the internet. bar owners say this goes far beyond just a fistfight. the after hours crowd are big, dangerous and hurting business. kentuckyken mowlies design that -- molistina is live. >> reporter: now that the video is circulating, red flags are raising over revelers who are maybe taking that fun a little too far. take a look. it's the video that has many people shaking their heads. these images posted on worldstarhip-hop.com show a crowd facing off with the police. >> go for it, man. be a soldier, go for it. >> you can hear someone in the crowd encourage the man to continue, taunting the police. he walks around the officer, squares off as to threaten the cop, and then -- [ shouting ] >> reporter: the officer tackles the man while others cheer. >> there was a great deal of disrespect, but it's also a matter just of the numbers. >> reporter: d.c.
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
was washington, d.c., but right now the most humid spot in the whole country is right in new york city and that's why those areas, like d.c. and new york have the highest heat index today. it still feels like 94 in central park as you walk outside to start your morning. 88 in boston. it feels like 93 in d.c. without the sun, and that's only equalled by st. louis there and equalled there in the dallas area. today we have the heat warnings in place, that's well advertised all the way from coastal maine down to iryas of coastal north carolina. and back through the midwest. areas that are getting a break today, from detroit northwards up there michigan, you've cooled off. your humidity levels are a little lower. all of upstate new york and vermont and new hampshire, your humidity levels have dropped too along with our friends from the wisconsin and minnesota area. as far as temperatures go, this is just temperature. one thing people don't realize is the temperature's taken in the shade. if you're in the sun it's much hotter than this. in the shade, 100 from boston, hartford, new york
CBS
Jul 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
radar in the d.c. area and around the beltway, it is dry. but john mccain showers and storms, generally south of us we may see storms popping up. right now we are fairly quiet but you can see to the west and south, these storms tracking closer and closer to basically the coast. so if you're south of town, may see some -- you may see some thunderstorms coming through. keep your eyes to the sky if you're heading out for dinner right now. still hot out there, 96 in downtown, 93 in leesburg. hagerstown 91 and cumberland cooling down in the upper 80s. we factor in those dew points and the humidity, it feels like mid-90s in downtown. so for the rest of this evening, if you've got dinner plans, not a bad night, clear skies and mild, an isolated storm possible and generally south of town lows will be 65 to 75 degrees. i've got your full seven-day forecast coming up a little bit later. back to you, bruce. >> thanks, annie. >>> in norway today, several of the country's best-known artists performed at a memorial concert to honor the victims of the bomb blast. hundreds gathered outside o
FOX
Jul 16, 2011 11:00pm EDT
out of d.c. superior court. he used a fake i.d. to escape and now changes might be coming up to lock up. fox 5s roz plater starts us off tonight. >> reporter: after just 24 hours on the run, james brewer accompanied by his lawyer, turned himself in to u.s. marshals and you might be surprised to learn that no one is more relieved the father of four is back in custody than his mother. >> in my heart, i believed he was going to turn himself in. i kept saying over and only, have an though i ain't talked to him, i kept saying over and over he's going to turn himself in. he got kids and loves them. >> reporter: the 24-year-old suspect simply walked out of d.c. superior court on friday, even though he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed. and sources tell fox 5 he exchanged i.d. bracelets with another prisoner while in the courthouse cell block. the other prisoner was charred with a misdemeanor and using the false identity to escape. >> terribly unusual. >> reporter: we asked the former prosecutor to weigh-in and he said on any given day, the lockup houses as many a
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
jeopardy. plus, deadly shooting two men are gunned down in a d.c. neighborhood. latest on the investigation. >>> and university of maryland football player dropped from his team. >> some think they walk unwater and it's just out of hand. >> how a bar fight sparked his removal. >>> and whirlwind tour for the royals. prince william and catherine have busy day in california, abc 7 news at 11:00 starts now. >> we begin tonight with breaking developments between capitol hill and the white house. tonight house speaker john boehner issued a strong statement in advance of tomorrow's debt talks. live in the satellite center with the latest on this, richard? >> it is a nailbiter for weeks, president obama and house speaker boehner have been talking about a deficit reduction deal worth more than $4 trillion in cuts. tonight a sharp right turn by the speaker now says he's seeking half the original figure, $2 trillion in reductions. >> the "washington post" says boehner, who met with mr. obama told the president a mid size package is the only political possible alternative to avoid default on the nation
FOX
Jul 28, 2011 11:00pm EDT
: like it or not d.c. is a government town and though it's been working to wean itself from uncle sam, the end of the line got closer. >> i think in greater washington this has the potential to be the big one. >> reporter: business leaders from d.c., maryland and virginia are trying to make contingency plans. it's not just local governments that are in a spot. all businesses are concerned. >> what effect will that have on our consumer interest rates, credit card rates? we don't know. there's so much uncertainty. >> reporter: no deal could knock the district of columbia to its knees financially. >> yes. everything they do on the hill affects us. >> reporter: the city's chief financial officer warned a possible rationing of services and the return of the control board. >> if we have no cash flow because you would not be able to pay the capayments to metro or payroll, et cetera, i hope that's really removed, but that is one thing we have to keep in mind here. >> reporter: either deal has deep spending cuts that will leave future holes in local budgets. >> when you look at the numbers pro
NBC
Jul 5, 2011 4:30am EDT
is the security you don't see. >> reporter: this was the first major event in d.c. since the killing of osama bin laden. recently homeland security warned of al qaeda chatter about attacks on dates symbolic to americans. there were no major incidents monday. the stepped up security did not seem to bother anyone here. the kids danced, and some even reflected on what the day is really about. >> it's the time how we got our freedom from the british people. >> it's to celebrate america. >> reporter: and what a celebration it was. park police said everyone seemed to be well behaved. there were only five arrests. d.c. fire and ems said their day was also manageable. from the washington monument, craig melvin, "news 4 today." >> the first family watched the fireworks display in the company of the men and women of the military and their families. they thanked them for their work and promised the full support of the nation. >> i'm going to make sure you have the support that you need in the field. i'm going to make sure that you get the care that you deserve when you come home. and with the h
NBC
Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
fighting in the street. one of the guys is a d.c. cop. >>> good saturday. i'm craig melvin. in this age of cell phone camera and youtube, it seems like there's a record of everything. when a fight broke out at adams morgan last month someone was rolling. this fight is getting a lot of play because down of the guys is a d.c. cop. >> hundreds of thousands of people have watched that video online. some are questioning the officer's actions but we talked to one bartender down here who knows the cap and he's taking his side. this video of a d.c. police officer taking down a man in adams morgan has gone viral on the internet. more than 300,000 people have watched it. it shows a man in a white tank top circling police officers in a crowd, egging on a fight. at one point the officer appears to take a fighting stance and then tackles the man as the crowd goes wild. house member jim graham represents adams morgan and he says he does not fault the officers who were being taunted but he has asked the d.c. police to look into the incident. >> we can either reduce the night live or we can increas
FOX
Jul 11, 2011 11:00pm EDT
are safe. right now the ramp at 121 is still closed. >>> d.c. police arrested a third man in the murder of robert foster jr. the 43-year- old was shot to death on gresham road northwest june 25th just after the caribbean festival parade wrapped up. three others were wounded. today police arrested 19-year- old terrance bush of northeast. two others also face murder charges. >>> also in d.c. city council about to address an issue that's at the center of a lawsuit, the ability to own a handgun. it is legal, but right now you can't get it registered. fox 5's matt ackland in the newsroom with more. >> here's the problem at hand. there are no businesses that sell handguns in d.c. so you have to buy them out of state and then go through the process of transferring them to d.c. well, one transfer business in d.c. went out of business several months ago. so this new legislation on the table tomorrow will force the d.c. government to step in and act as a transferring agency. it was an order from the supreme court. district residents had the right to own handguns even though district law at
FOX
Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
hurt. >>> a d.c. police officer on the other side of the law. officerulary seay is charged with sexually assaulting many women. he was indicted on nine counts. he's accused of approaching the women on the streets armed with the service weapon and ordering him to follow a secluded area where he threatened to arrest them before assaulting them. >>> the news edge on maryland. this man is accused of carjacking the child at a baltimore station and leading police on a high-speed chase. the mother made a daring escape rolling out of the car with a 20-month-old baby. forly they're okay. karen gray houston is live with more where the suspect is being held. >> reporter: he's from baltimore, 22 years old and is in a lot of trouble tonight and is facing chars that rainfall from kidnapping to assault and to alluding police and had the- and-run. he surrendered after abducting a woman and her baby at a gas station convenience store in baltimore around 10:00 last night and taking them for a wild ride. employees at the citgo station on edmonton avenue -- trying to steal potato chips at the store
ABC
Jul 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to the media and police. at 6:00 this morning they turned up at a bus stop in northeast d.c. you can see him speaking to a detective and a child of the arms and a medic. as you can see, he is on injured and had been well cared for. he is thankful for that, but not ready to forgive. >> she said that this was hers. >> that is your theory. at this point, there is no official word on why this happened. as for the 16-year-old, police will only say the decision will be made by the state's attorney. since she is a juvenile, it is very likely that she will be granted some protection. she will be granted her privacy as she moves to the criminal justice system. >>> it is the news that the offense have been waiting to hear. the players and the owners struck a deal and the nfl season has been officially saved. we have reaction to this deal. >> all 32 team representatives voted unanimously to end a lockout this afternoon after 4.5 months. fans are excited and local jurisdictions are excited. maryland would have lost $40 million in tax revenue if the season were canceled. fans literally it waited
FOX
Jul 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
fredericksberg. baltimore, 99 and the winds are from the south across the potomac and kept d.c. cooler but not with the heat index and this is really what gets you. it feels like 112 in the city, feels like 114 for fredericksburg and earlier this afternoon, it felt like about 117 and that still looks like no relief is until next week. she was at the zoo yesterday and dupont circle and the last time we had dupont as a weather background, it was a facebook fight. >> they seemed to have cancelled the flash mob for today. i can't understand why and you know, and i'm seeing a lot of people that look debrag -- bedragelled and that is one of the things i love, is that hey also look like they have energy. there is also always something fun to see. the bank trust thermometer showing us 106 degrees. that is warm and i all bring my group truth. my thermometer is picking up a degree of 99. i wanted to also talk about why the heat is terriblyup comfortable and that is the high humidity and to show you what we're talking about and that is the true measure of humidity. if we tell you it's 60 to 64, that is n
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >> live and in h.d., this abc 7 news at 6:00 on your side. >> we begin with a developing story. d.c. police are searching for suspects in a triple shooting in columbia heights that left two men dead and one man in critical condition. we've been tracking the investigation and mike joins us from headquarters with the latest mike? >> around 5:50 a.m. d.c. police said they got a call of a reported shooting at parkwood place, several blocks north of the dcua shopping center and the metro heights station. the victims all appeared to be adults in their 20's and 30's. as for suspect investigators have not yet released an official description. but jim graham says two black men were seen to be running from the scene of the crime. >> first it sounded like a big firecracker, one shot. and then i heard a lot of them. i rolled down and hit the floor. >> she says she's lived on this block in columbia heights for 40 years and nothing like this has ever happened before. >> i woke my daughter up. she said, mom, what's going on? i said get on the floor. >> witnesses say they heard several gunshots may
MSNBC
Jul 27, 2011 2:00am PDT
rolling through england, got hit pretty good up by new england. it was pretty hochlt d.c. was # 5, atlanta was 94. but the real, real oppressive heat once again was in the heartland with the drought and the heat wave continues. that's where the worst of it is today. we have heat warnings in effect for the areas in orange, st. louis, kansas city, wichita, utah. dallas to memphis, you're under a heat advisory. you get the idea. what's different with this heat wave than what we dealt with last week, last week was hot but extremely humid. this week is not as humid this week. the dew points have been a little lower. if you're in the 70s, it's very uncomfortable. if you're in the 60s, it's not that bad. that's the case today. even in d.c., the sky is more blue, not as much moisture in the air. it will be hot but not as humid. we still have thunderstorms rolling through the north. pretty good storms rolled through new york city last night around 89er 8:30 delaying the yankee game. the worst of the wet weather's rolling through minneapolis. we've had some on-and-off showers this morning.
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
to happen to their child. >> now the fight for justice. three women versus a d.c. cop. we have the latest development on what is happening with the growing scandal. >>> in mills school was ransacked. police call it a hate crime. >>> casey anthony has a new problem on her hands. >>> and the harry potter mania. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> we begin with a prince george's county woman terrified. tonight, for the first time, she is speaking out. >> prosecutors announced that the attacker pled guilty, and she will testify against a woman that put her up to it. it is finally putting closure for petrino watts and her daughter. -- for katrina watts and her daughter. >> she likes to model. she will probably be an actress. she is very dramatic. she is very funny. she speaks to everyone. >> when anderson accosted them and threw acid at her and her 3- year-old daughter, time stopped. >> i could only cry because you do not want that to happen to your child. nobody wants that to happen to their child. i was not used to seeing her like that. my daughter wa
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 12:00pm EDT
>>> we begin with a heat alert for the washington, d.c. area. hello, i'm j.c. hayward. thanks for being with us. the national weather service has issued a heat advisory until 8:00 tonight. our anny hong joins us with a look at the forecast. >>> j.c., yeah, feels very ugly out there. we would call this even gross weather. crazy heat out there! it just feels heavy. so, if you can, just take it easy today or even sit close to the air conditioning. here is a look at our day planner for this tuesday. all right, warming up very quickly. temperatures by 3:00, 97 degrees. also, a slight chance for some isolated storms this afternoon. continuing through this evening, some could be severe or heavy. by 9:00, only cooling down to around the lower 90s. we may see some clouds increasing. here is a look at the heat advisory from noon until 8:00 p.m. areas shaded in orange. most of the d.c. area you see here. heat index values expected. 100 to 105 once you factor in the humidity. just how hot is it out there right now? it is already at 90 degrees in downtown. 86 in martinsburg. but what does it f
NBC
Jul 13, 2011 4:30am EDT
men arrested during a protest calling for d.c. statehood will have his day in court. keith silver is expected to stand trial on misdemeanor charges. the ward 6 advisory neighborhood commissioner is accused of disorderly conduct and blocking passage for his actions during that april demonstration. mayor vincent gray and others were arrested during that protest. silver's supporters are planning a rally outside the courthouse. >>> meanwhile, a house committee will begin a debate on legislation, in part, on how the district can spend its money. they consider the d.c. appropriations bill. another house committee approved an appropriations bill last month that includes few spending restrictions. d.c. house delegate eleanor holmes norton warns the debate on the bill could lead to additional provisions or riders. >>> for the fourth time in as many days, congressional leaders will head to the white house, but for the first time there's a new proposal on the table. senator mitch mcconnell, house republican, gave the possibility to raise the debt limit in three installments over the next 18
NBC
Jul 2, 2011 8:00am EDT
in d.c., the average stands at $3.86. virginia sch cheaper with drivers paying $3.42. maryland is less expensive, as well, the average around $3.55. west virginia enjoying lower gas prices there, paying $3.58 to fill up. >>> a lot of folks are coming into the d.c. area, but just as many are leaving for the long weekend. thousands hit the beltway and i 95 yesterday. all those cars combined with construction caused some major backups. but when traffic clears up, be sure to watch your speed. virginia state police have extra troopers out making sure drivers are safe this holiday weekend. >>> it's 8:00 right now. be sure to head to our website, nbcwashington.com for a complete list of independence day events around town. that includes parading and fireworks shows. you can also check out which personal fireworks are legal where you live. it's all right there on our home page. >>> and fireworks could easily spark a wildfire and that's exactly why several cities have banned displays an sales this year. about a dozen states have drought conditions right now, many in the southeast and the w
FOX
Jul 8, 2011 11:00pm EDT
sure there's flashlight and candles on each floor and your food starts to melt. >> reporter: the d.c. public service commission just adopted some tough new reliability standards for pepco and they're prepared to start fining the utility $100,000 each time they fail to meet them. >> the standards that we adopted this week and will go into effect within the next week are designed to provide pepco with the incentive to operate its system and provide the level of reliability that we expect. >> reporter: penalties are the only option to get pepco to improve performance. >> we have already put the company on notice that we are going to look at their reliability the next time that they seek a change in their rates. >> reporter: pepco president thomas graham released this statement following the action. it says, "pepco is working hard to improve service reliability and through our reliability enhancement plan we have dedicated over a quarter billion dollars to achieve that goal. we believe in reliability standards that are fair and achievable." residents like forsyth says it's time pepco had
CBS
Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm EDT
d.c., i don't like it. >> reporter: ward 1 councilman jim graham admits the streets have had ongoing problems. >> parkwood place has been improving, but this is one of those notorious blocks that has had a lot of problems for many years. >> reporter: graham says he's learned that the three victims may have been playing craps. people who live in this neighborhood say it happens all the time along this street. >> i've seen people play craps. they play all the time, and all around the world. >> we don't have anything if we don't have safety. >> reporter: celia jones has lived here for six years. >> the violence in this neighborhood has been directly to the use and sale of crack cocaine. >> reporter: she's a community advocate, but says the violence is so bad, she's afraid. >> what's needed is solid police work, solid investigations by detectives to root out organized crime, gang crime, including drug deals. >> reporter: those that know the victims of this latest violent act didn't want to talk on camera, but they say it's unfair, especially to the victims' children. in colombia heights,
ABC
Jul 10, 2011 6:30pm EDT
their final events. what they have [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens williamsburg where d.c. goes to get away. maybe it's because washington d.c. loves the legendary coasters. or that your entire family will have fun, even the little ones. it could be that water country usa has more of the waves, slides and rides everyone wants. so plan your getaw and come play. you never know who you'll run into. get started at buschgardens.com/dc. >> police are investigating a hit and run that sent a teenage boy to the hospital with life- threatening injuries. he was writing his bike on the alabama avenue in was hit by a car and driver sped away. >> told the victim was sent to an area hospital with life- threatening injuries in critical condition. officials say it happened at this intersection behind me at alabama avenue next to the giant shopping center. they say it happened around 11:30. i just spoke a short time ago with the gunman who said he is a friend of the victim and witness what happened. they said there were riding their bikes with the car came for them. he said the victim was t
NBC
Jul 8, 2011 5:00am EDT
down to d.c. this is penn and 14th street. d.c., good morning. your roadways are great. new york avenue has already reopened, and you are having a great commute so far. as we head down to 66, i can tell you 66, both inside and outside of the beltway in both directions, your lanes are open, and you're making good time. joe and eun, back to you. >> thank you, danella. >>> an update on breaking news right now. a carjacking that shut down several roadways in northeast washington overnight. right now the streets are open again. the carjacking occurred in anne arundel county. police were looking for two suspects. we're told that they have one of the suspects in custody. >>> a man is dead after he was hit by a car while changing a tire on the beltway. the accident stopped traffic on 495 in the beltsville area for nearly an hour yesterday. police say the man was struck just below the flyover ramp for i-95. that caused a chain reaction crash. all together, five people were taken to the hospital. two of them were children. police aren't releasing any of their conditions at this point. >>>
ABC
Jul 27, 2011 4:30am EDT
morning. a d.c. area doctors' group is saying that high stocks are just as bad for you as a pack of cigarettes. more on that story coming up in the next hour. that is business news from bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 4:36 77 degrees. , still ahead, a health the happy meal. big change is coming to the golden arches. the redskins reached a deal with one star. and >>> wednesday morning 81 degrees at reagan national airport. comfortable temperatures across the area. a nice warm up later this morning. lowno fog. lisa baden will be here in a moment. in winchester, 68. in cumberland, 68, nothing on the satellite and radar. a few clouds right now. we will see that throughout the day time with a mixture of sunshine and clouds. temperatures will rebound to about 90 degrees. tonight, a few high clouds with nighttime lows in the 60's and low 70's. humidity cranking up a little tomorrow 89-93 degrees. the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. first, lisa baden. >>> it is a good morning. the major problems to report. clearing
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 4:30am EDT
to the door. >> cooling centers are set up in the d.c. region to help people. in arlington, abc 7 news reporting. >> the latest heatwave is the number one trending topic on our websites wjla.com. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch will be in the hot seat today. british lawmakers are set to question him, his son james and former executive rebekah's books about the phone hacking scandal engulfing his british newspapers. yesterday's the anti-terrorism chief resigns in london amid questions of the hiring of a former editor of the news of the world" tabloid's out. >>> ♪president obama wants a deal worth $4 trillion in spending cuts. the house is set to vote on a bill today on raising the debt ceiling, in exchange for huge budget cuts and spending cap. the president says he will veto. >>> later this morning california democrat dianne feinstein will unveil a bill to repeal the law requiring marriage between a man and the woman. a senate committee tomorrow will hold hearing on the current law and this bill. >>> it is game time for southwest airlines and not a happy ending for borders bookst
NBC
Jul 10, 2011 9:00am EDT
out in adams morgan is getting a lot of attention because one of the men involved in a d.c. police officer. news 4 darcy spencer has more. >>> this video of a d.c. police officer taking down a man in adams morgan has gone viral on the internet. more than 300,000 people have watched it. it shows a man in a white tank top circling police officers in a crowd egging on a fight. at one point the officer appears to take a fighting stance. then he tackles the man as the crowd goes wild. jim graham represents adams morgan. he said he does not fault the percent who were being taunted but he has asked d.c. police to look into the incident. >> we can increase the police or we can do both. something has got to be done differently. >> reporter: this man, who didn't want to be identified, said he saw the end of the june 19th fight here on 18th street at belmont road. he doesn't give the police a pass on how they handled the taunting suspect. >> being a law enforcement officer you're supposed to be above it all. there's no reason why an officer should square up with something. you see what i'm sa
FOX
Jul 20, 2011 10:00pm EDT
is about in d.c. is absolutely tropical humidity. it feels like we're in the rainforest. we shoot the pavement temperature and it still feels like 91. that's the actual temperature. so these city nights are incredibly hot. that's part of the problem. our high temperature today was 94. we think we're headed for triple digits tomorrow and going to the maps i want you to see this massive heat dome that's been lurking to the west. we haven't gotten to the worst of it yet. now it's shifting east. give you some idea how bad this is, at 4:00 today minneapolis, you know how far north that is? >> oh, yeah. >> 95 degrees, dew point 82 and it felt like 115 in minneapolis at 4:00. here comes the big heat dome and now that excessive heat watch issued for yesterday is a warning which means we are expecting triple digit heat and hit heat indices likely ranging from 105 to 110 degrees tomorrow. want you to see the current heat index, ridiculous. it is feeling very close to the triple digits across the region. the heat index, how it feels to your body when you combine temperature and humidity, sti
NBC
Jul 10, 2011 6:00am EDT
>>> excessive force or self-defense. the debate over a video of a d.c. police officer confronting a man in one of the ho district's hottest neighborhoods. good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is sunday, july 10th. first, though, a check on today's forecast with meet rolls chuck bell. we're starting off a little bit warmer than we were this time yesterday. >> just a touch. a lot of outlining areas have cooled off. here in downtown we have held into the mid-70s thanks toft extra heat we had yesterday afternoon. made it to 92 degrees yesterday. it will be every bit that warm this afternoon, maybe a degree or two higher than that. if you spent any time at all outside yesterday you know what a nice day it was as far as humidity is concerned. not all that terribly humid. here is your live picture, scanning over washington looking for the rising sun. are we going to find it? i know it's up. let's put it that way. there it is. 5:52 was the sunrise, nine else ago. el sol rising in the east. beautiful picture there. 75 downtown. as a mentioned, a lot of western su
NBC
Jul 31, 2011 5:30am EDT
issued before january 1st of 2010, meaning tickets at least 18 months old. d.c. mayor vincent gray estimates the amnesty program will collect at least $6 million. >> in the current economic climate, we expect any number of people will take advantage of this opportunity to clear their debts to dmv, at a lower cost. it obviously also helps the city to collect revenue that otherwise would be pretty hard to come by. >> reporter: the d.c. dmv amnesty program begins august 1st and runs through january 27th of next year. you can pay old tickets without having to pay a penalty online at www.dmv.dc.gov. you can pay by phone at 866-893-0523. or you can pay in person at 301 c street northwest. but that's not advised, because of the expected crowds you could wait for hours to be served there. the dmv offers ticket payment plans, calling the whole program a win-win situation. >> we do have some tickets that the original fine amount is $150. and so the penalty would be an additional $150. so we're talking about $300, plus the $5 additional penalty. so the savings could be substanti substantial.
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 4:30am EDT
howard. >> good day to catch harry potter if you want is. it showing in d.c.? >> friday. ok. well, catch another movie then today if you want. bad teacher. >> we've got this heat advisory in effect this afternoon. it will be a really hot one out there. really feeling uncomfortable for a lot of folks. if you can stay inside do, so or go to the pool. here is a look at your day planner. already in the mid-80s. 93 degrees. by 5:00, a chance for isolated storms once again. temperature, look at that, 99 degrees. i think we'll see a couple 100s out there late this afternoon around our area. heat alert is on. the heat advisory you see shaded in orange. generally, east of interstate 80 where heat index values are expected 102 to 106 by late this afternoon. right now, temperatures 78 degrees. dew point at 72. it is muggy out there as you step outside. relative humidity, 81%. it is cloudy out there now. winds are calm. all right, so here's your next three days. today is very hot. 99. i think we can break some records. most of the records around the area are in the upper 90s. by wednesday, 94. a cha
ABC
Jul 8, 2011 6:00am EDT
the naval academy. beautiful sunshine but don't let that d.c. view. it will be an active afternoon and evening with the thunderstorm is developing around lunchtime. we have a flash flood watch that will take place this afternoon into tonight for the majority of our viewing area. rainfall rates will be on the order of 2 inches per hour and that could lead to some flash flooding. we will see showers and thunderstorms increase and become heavy and more widespread. some storms could become severe. high temperatures today are in the mid 8-80's. there will be a lot of sunshine for the weekend >>> 66 eastbound coming out of gainesville into manassas, allow yourself extra time. there was a minor crash that was moved onto the shoulder. there is normal travel time between richmond and baltimore. this is live of the beltway at central avenue. >>> we could be just hours away from the final flight of the space shuttle program. this is contingent upon whether the weather holds up. this is a live picture from cape canaveral where atlantis is scheduled to launch at 11:26 this morning. there is a 7
ABC
Jul 25, 2011 11:35pm EDT
southeast d.c. we spoke with the dog's owner to track down a suspect. >> that is when you heard the shots. >> she did not realize someone until she heard the cries. tonight, the one-year-old is from a shotgun blast. >> she was bleeding. >> her daughter to occur out after midnight thursday. behind theg ran building, someone in the alley use bonnie as a target. >> that is sick. this is a very playful dog. >> those who live here worry may -- they could kid.shot my >> officers are coming to neighborhood trying to track down the shooter. they say it bunny is one lucky dog. luckily, the injuries barely her.ed right now, we're keeping an eye her. like she is going to be fine. wrong to shoot any animal. >> the humane society is offering a $1,000 reward to help down whoever shot the dog. officers tell us about during is when theyghts often encounter random acts of animal cruelty. counties newest school superintendent said he approach a different to learning. >> there are a lot of to technology. to be a value add to what you are doing. social networking is a great incorporate more technology.
FOX
Jul 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
following this morning, hours after a tour bus left washington, d.c. it crashed in western new york killing two people and injuring 35 more. the bus was on its way to niagara falls when it vert off the road and into a wooded area late sunday afternoon, police say it appears a blown-out tire is to blame. >>> the guardian angels are stepping into help after a recent increase in crime on a popular bike path. since early may, a robberies, holdups and assaults have been on the metropolitan trail all the way through d.c. to silver spring. the most recent happened friday. a man was robbed at gunpoint near r street. the suspects seem to be targeting their victims in very isolated areas of the trail. >> i was kind of thinking, if you had to go down, where would you go, really nowhere to run if somebody attacks you. >> if they reach for you, hit 'em with the entire bike, hurt them with the bike, if they is a matter of opinion you off the bike let them pay the price. >> the guardian angels have started safety patrols from 6 to 9 wednesday and thursday evenings. some volunteers have joined in a
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